Tamil Official Language and Culture Minister K. Pandiarajan conferring the Kalai award on an artiste in Thanjavur on Tuesday.
| Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAILThe State Government was finalising plans to make 10 crore non-Tamils the world over learn and speak Tamil as their second or third language in line with ushering in a global Tamil resurgence, Tamil Official Language, Culture and Archaeology Minister K. Pandiarajan said here on Tuesday.
Describing Thanjavur as the cradle of art and culture, the Minister emphasised that language, art and culture were inseparable.
Agriculture Minister R. Duraikannu is also seen.
On the occasion, the Minister conferred the Kalai awards for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 to a total of 15 artistes, five for each year.